Styled and Photographed by Sunny Frantz

Whether you want to show off your natural hair texture, add shine or play up definition, finding the right hair care products for ethnic hair can be challenging. But similar techniques can be used to tame curls, style wigs and preserve hair extensions. “Satiny pomades repel the moisture from hair, which helps to prevent frizz,” advises master stylist Jacqueline Reisdorf, who owns Anaala Salon and Spa in Verona. “And adding a finishing oil or mist to finished hair styles can eliminate flyaways for all hair types.” Solids tips for rocking an afro, cornrows or a synthetic style. –Rachel Werner

Clockwise from top right:

Remirex Oil Free Wig Shine, $2.49; A Beauty Supply.

Raw Black Soap Bar, $5;

Handmade Curling Cream by Handmade Breea Butter, $15;

Aveda Brilliant Anti-humectant, $25; Aveda Brilliant Humectant, $25, and Aveda Brilliant Spray-on Shine, $29; Anaala Salon and Spa, Verona.

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